We told you back in May that the USA Network was developing a series with our beloved Carlton Cuse (Lost, The Strain) entitled Colony, and multiplying our glee is the fact that there is alien involvement in the proposed series.
The news is even better now, as USA has picked up the pilot for the show. While the pilot pickup doesn’t guarantee that we’ll ever see the actual series, it is definitely a step in the right direction. Cuse may soon be the busiest showrunner in town, if he isn’t already, with duties on The Strain (FX), Bates Motel (A&E), the upcoming The Returned (A&E), and closing in on an order for Civil War drama Point of Honor (Amazon).
It’s just more for we viewers to love. Here are the details:
USA NETWORK ANNOUNCES PILOT PICK-UP FOR CARLTON CUSE AND RYAN CONDAL DRAMA ‘COLONY’
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – July 28, 2014 – USA Network announced today the pilot pick-up of COLONY (Working title), from creator and executive producer Carlton Cuse (“Lost,” “Bates Motel”) and Ryan Condal (“Hercules”). COLONY joins USA’s previously announced drama pilot pick-ups of STANISTAN (working title) and MR. ROBOT (working title).
“COLONY is a gripping story that brilliantly weaves together an intense family drama in an authentic, yet unknown, world,” said Chris McCumber, President of USA Network. “We are pleased to be in business with Ryan Condal and Carlton Cuse, who is clearly one of the best in the industry when it comes to genre fiction.”
COLONY is a naturalistic drama about a family torn by opposing forces and making difficult choices as they balance staying together with surviving the struggle of the human race. Set in the near future, the story takes place in Los Angeles, which exists in a state of occupation by a force of outside intruders. Some collaborate with the authorities and benefit from the new order, while others rebel and suffer the consequences. A co-production between Legendary Television and Universal Cable Productions, COLONY was written and is executive produced by Cuse and Condal.
The #1 network in all of basic cable for an unprecedented eight straight years, USA Network is seen in more than 102 million U.S. homes. USA offers a powerful stable of dramatic, comedic and unscripted originals. The network also features spectacular live television, a dynamic portfolio of acquired series and the best in blockbuster theatrical films and entertainment events. A trailblazer in digital innovation and storytelling, USA is defining, driving and setting the industry standard for Social TV. USA is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal. The award-winning website is located at http://www.usanetwork.com
About Universal Cable Productions
Universal Cable Productions (UCP) creates innovative and critically acclaimed original scripted and digital content across media platforms for domestic and international distribution. UCP’s content library spans classics such as Emmy-award winning, “Monk,” and cult favorites “Psych,” “Battlestar Galactica” and “Warehouse 13.” UCP’s programming can be seen across various networks, including: “Covert Affairs,” “Dig” (fall 2014), “Playing House,” “Royal Pains,” “Satisfaction” and “Suits” on USA Network; “Ascension” (fall 2014), “Defiance,” “Dominion,” and “12 Monkeys” (2015) on Syfy; “Girlfriends’ Guide To Divorce” (fall 2014) on Bravo; “Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome” on Machinima Prime/YouTube, Syfy and DVD/Blu-Ray; and “Side Effects” on Awesomeness TV/YouTube. Universal Cable Productions is a part of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. Follow us @UCPisTV.
About Legendary Entertainment
Legendary Entertainment is a leading media company with film (Legendary Pictures), television and digital (Legendary Television and Digital Media) and comics (Legendary Comics) divisions dedicated to owning, producing and delivering content to mainstream audiences with a targeted focus on the powerful fandom demographic. Through complete or joint ownership, Legendary has built a library of marquee media properties and has established itself as a trusted brand which consistently delivers high-quality, commercial entertainment including some of the world’s most popular intellectual property. In aggregate, Legendary Pictures-associated productions have realized grosses of more than $9 billion worldwide at the box office. To learn more visit: www.legendary.com
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